Carb loading

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beck
I running 6 marathons in 6 days this Sunday and just wondered how many days before should I carb loads 2-3 days or more?
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9:01am, 23 Oct 2017
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Velociraptor
Depends. Have you tapered?
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9:06am, 23 Oct 2017
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beck
I’m tapering now
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9:18am, 23 Oct 2017
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Velociraptor
:)

Provided you aren't restricting your carbohydrate (or total calorie) intake in line with the reduced training, there's no need to carb load from a long way in advance. A really easy week with a carbohydrate-rich diet should stand you in good stead. Refuelling between runs is possibly even more important in a multi-day endurance event.

I hope you enjoy your marathons.

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